aluminium drinking water News

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • EC sends Portugal final warning over drinking water

    The European Commission has sent Portugal a final written warning for not complying with a 2005 European Court of Justice ruling on drinking water. The Commission has powers to ask the Court to impose fines if Portugal does not comply rapidly. Nearly eight years after the EU standards took effect and three years after the Court ruling, drinking water in many parts of Portugal is still unsafe for ...

  • Mitsubishi and Tetronics to tackle hazardous waste from aluminium industry

    A new collaboration partnership will see Mitsubishi Corporation and Tetronics working together to treat the problematic Spent PotLiner (SPL) hazardous waste that is routinely generated during the manufacturing of aluminium. Tetronics Ltd., a leader in the supply of Direct Current (DC) plasma waste recovery plants for the treatment of hazardous waste and metal recovery, announced the signing of a ...

  • Water tank refurbishment to avoid costly replacement

    Water is an invaluable commodity. Many people understand this and so they have implemented the use of water storage tanks. These tanks are a great asset to the agricultural industry, fire protection and the farming community but need to be properly maintained in order for the tank to be fully functional. One such method of doing so is to install a tank liner or to undergo ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water nanofilter `could cut diarrhoea-related deaths`

    Indian scientists have developed a cheap filter that can rid drinking water of the bacterial and viral contaminants responsible for hundreds of thousands of diarrhoea-related deaths in developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Banana peel can purify water, say scientists

    Banana peels can be used to purify drinking water contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as copper and lead, according to a study. Researchers from the Bioscience Institute at Botucatu, Brazil, said that the skins can outperform even conventional purifiers such as aluminium oxide, cellulose and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Alum Sludge: From waste to valuable product With AquaCritox® recovery process

    Alum and iron salts are generally used to promote coagulation in the production of clean drinking water which results in the generation of significant quantities of drinking water sludge. The Alum sludge is typically mechanically dewatered and is currently treated as a waste which cannot be processed through traditional sewage sludge disposal methods and in many cases goes to landfill. This ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • New project successes for Berlinwasser

    German environmental technology for sustainable solutions in the Chinese drinking water supply and wastewater market Beijing – As the spokesman for the BDI trade delegation that Federal Minister for the Environment Sigmar Gabriel is accompanying on his China trip and on the occasion of the Third German-Chinese Environmental Forum from 17 to 19 June 2009 in Foshan, Dieter Ernst, CEO of ...


    By Berlinwasser International

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2006: Local Authority & Environmental Services

    Waste management companies provide full service for industry and municipal authorities Europe’s cities and municipalities are facing enormous challenges. This applies especially to fresh water supply and to the treatment and disposal of liquid waste, but also increasingly to the area of municipal waste management. This means, of course, that private waste management companies are finding more ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Benn: Waste rethink needed to help tackle climate change

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has said changing the way we think about waste will help to 'decarbonise' energy. Benn was speaking in Parliament after the new study published by the Government called Adapting to climate change: UK climate projections (18 June) was launched. The study looks at how the UK is likely to be affected by ...

  • Coca-cola enterprises joint venture set to step change plastics recycling in Great Britain

    Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) today announces a joint venture with ECO Plastics to develop a new purpose-built recycling facility in Lincolnshire. The deal marks a step change in the GB plastic reprocessing industry. Around 35,000 tonnes of PET bottles were reprocessed in GB last year.  The new facility will increase this total to more than 75,000 tonnes when it is fully operational - more ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Environmental technology - is Canada falling behind?

    Canada takes great pride in its research and development achievements pertaining to environmental technology and sustainability solutions. We have much to offer the world in this area Prime Minister Harper has stated often. But are we really as good as we say we are? By some measures, we are falling behind our OECD colleagues in terms of environmental technology development and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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